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About the Movie

From the singular mind of writer/director and podcaster Kevin Smith, and conceived from one of Smith’s own Smodcast’s, Tusk is a story unlike anything that has ever been committed to screen before. A tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying, Tusk will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 119
  • Fresh: 49
  • Rotten: 70
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: If you're a Kevin Smith junkie, as I am, you'll appreciate the verbal pinwheels he spins around the horror genre in Tusk. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Sep 19, 2014

Rotten: Nice as it would be to herald Tusk as a return to Smith's bold early period, the movie has a lurching tone and an airless atmosphere. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Oct 16, 2014

Rotten: This tonal mishmash is a misfire of literally gross proportions. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Sep 18, 2014

Fresh: If Kevin Smith was stoned when he thought up his excellent walrusian nightmare, then marijuana is the best creative medicine. – Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail, Oct 3, 2014

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Customer Reviews

A Disturbing Masterpiece

both hilarious and terrifying at the time.

probably the most absurd and ridiculous film i've ever seen.

completely unique, even if you hate it you'll never forget it


Saw Tusk at a
Midnight showing when I was drunk and it was awesome. All I have to say.

Destined To Be A Midnight-Movie Classic

The experience that I had with Kevin Smith’s new film “Tusk” is unlike any other. And when I say ‘any other’, I mean ANY other. It doesn’t draw similarities with films of the same genre (or others for that matter), both in the style and the characters. The whole concept in and of itself is one of the most original ideas for a movie I’ve ever seen, and the execution of it is surprising and strange. And though it may not be the kind-of movie I would frequently recommend, mostly due to the odd looks I’d be given, it directly proves that sometimes weird is good.

The film centers around a podcaster named Wallace (Justin Long) who, on a quest to find his next interesting interviewee in the backwoods of Canada, encounters a creepy and mysterious old seafarer that has an obsession with walruses. Yes, you read it correctly, walruses. And due to the fact that I don’t want to spoil the film’s many plot surprises, let’s just say that Justin Long’s character becomes the victim of that obsession. What ensues is a bizarre (yet seamless) mixture of comedy and horror that never fails to entertain.

It’s easily one of the most surreal movie experiences I’ve ever had, and it’s destined to be a midnight-movie classic. You certainly need to know that what you’re getting into shouldn’t be taken seriously, and once you’re in that mindset, you’ll revel in its outrageousness. And for a movie so out-there and different, it’s startling how great some of the performances are. Michael Parks (who plays the sinister antagonist) is outstanding, and Justin Long complements him perfectly. It’s definitely a B-Movie in every sense of the word, but that’s why I found it so enjoyable.

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